Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream interpreted by Frederick Ashton is a classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory. Available to watch or share for £3.
This performance will be available to watch from 19 March until 18 April 2021. The performance will last approximately 1 hour.
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The high-spirited misadventures of the two pairs of mortal lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream combine with the humorous cavorting of Bottom, played by a male dancer who dances en pointe after his ludicrous transformation. The ballet culminates in a powerful pas de deux for Oberon and Titania, which moves through a stormy conflict of wills to a harmonious union. Felix Mendelssohn’s witty, gossamer-light music for the play provides a perfect partner to Frederick Ashton's inventive choreography.